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Signs Calling Obama a Village Idiot and Jerk Stir Controversy in Massachusetts


Signs Calling Obama a Village Idiot and Jerk Stir Controversy in Massachusetts

Two anti-Obama signs in Hanson, Mass are creating quite a stir, according to The Enterprise. 

Both signs creatively malign President Obama, with one depicting a young girl shooting a bird and saying, snarkily, “Thanks Obama, you’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks. You Jerk.”

Of course, the young girl on the placard making an obscene gesture at the President is presumably not old enough to know that George “Dubya” Bush began two unfunded wars, cut taxes on the rich, and began the bailouts. Her memory is too short for that, I suppose.

The second controversial sign reads, “Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot” then continues, “OBAMA-One Big Ass Mistake America.”

This sign plays on the conspiracy theory of the tin foil hat contingent of the Republican Party, which believes that President Obama was born in Kenya. Of course, in order for this theory to be plausible, the person who published President Obama’s birth announcement in a Hawaii newspaper would have to have predicted that Obama would one day become leader of the free world, but when have facts even mattered to conspiracy theorists?

This sign stands outside a motorcycle shop owned by Robert Sullivan, the man who is responsible for both signs.

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Even though Sullivan’s sign calls Obama an idiot, it is Sullivan who was stupid enough to post the signs without a proper  permit.

Robert P. Curran, Hanson building commissioner and zoning enforcement officer, told the Enterprise that the signs put Sullivan in “violation of general bylaws.”

Sullivan, however,  claims that he and his attorneys have resolved the issue with city officials.

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  1. Hollywood

    August 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Are some people insane? Do they have short term memory loss? This is so sad on how some people are STILL and probably always will put on blinders when it comes to politics. Forget the racial component. How in hell can some people say “ok it’s been four years and the president has made things worse and he can’t make it better”. Are people this naive and consciously stupid? If so then it’s up to us as citizens to try and open up discussions and debate whenever and however we can to educate people who feel that a president can clean up a mess that started eight years before he took office!

  2. Kells

    August 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Ok!!!!! But these signs are really getting out of hand!! I saw one with Pres. Obama with a noose around his neck, head hanging down to one side, with his eyes closed and it said ROPE!!! I mean really???? In my opinion this has gotten completely out of hand!!!

    • raheem

      September 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      i don’t fully support obama on everything, but i will vote for him to piss off white folks. if you want to send a message to these racist, don’t just get angry…vote!

  3. Norma C. Hines

    August 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This is the most disrespected President in the history of our time, all because of his color. Wake up people, Congress has tied his hands, if you come out and vote in the upcoming election “WE” will be part of a “CHANGE.” A Democratic President, especially one of color, works better with a Democratic Congress, instead of a bunch of ‘RACIST REPUBLICANS.’

    • Mary Goode

      September 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      I wish everyone thought like you,things would be better. Thanks Norma.

  4. Lala Mendez

    August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Many White people have no respect!!! When have Blacks behaved in a disgusting way like they’ve behaved the last 4 years? They’re spoiled, disrespectful and not very smart people

  5. cynthia

    August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm


    • balampop1

      September 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      yes really

  6. Jermaine lett

    August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    We not only need to vote, we need to whip some ass.white people are always be scared and frustrated. Hell, their sending there kid’s to school to get degrees just to work in the hiphop industries to work for some high school drop out (some not all are dropouts ) so there angry and idiots.eyes without a face is kkk..

    • naima

      September 3, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      You said it best! College degrees to work for high school drop-outs. It really makes you think about misplaced priorities and how almost everything done in America gets turned on it’s head. Now that the election is nearing, it’s becoming “Blame Obama” time. We should not be surprised. I worry how bad the hate-mongering and scapegoating will get IF HE IS RE-ELECTED. OMG!!! The same thing is being done to the Obama presidency, as happens when Black mayors assume office. All the problems are suddenly placed at their feet, and if they are not able to solve all the messes and entanglements have they inherited upon taking office, that were 40 or 50 years in the making, they are mercilessly castigated for even for problems THAT EXISTED BEFORE THEY WERE BORN. Presdient Obama must be commended for even having the courage to undertake office and to pursue it yet again in a climate like this, with such a system.

  7. Andrew

    August 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I feel its a shame to disrespect President. If anything Mitt Romney should be the one feeling embrassed for having his name associated with such a disgrace.If this is the kind of gesture he is allowing it will only get worst if he is elected. 2012 VOTE OBAMA

  8. Turbohugh

    August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Who cares about the signs. Get out vote, get your friends, relatives, neighbors, girlfriends, boyfriends, votevotevote..

    The so called motorcycle shop owner is a miserable failure and is jealous of the President, his beautiful family, and his achievements in life.


    August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Are these signs still up? In my area it would be illegal it would nevew be approved

  10. Another American Nigger

    August 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Yeah sure he’s and Idiot, you ruined his day, oh they forgot to call him a Nigger too! I guess he’ll go and comment suicide when he finds that out! ONLY IN AMERICA….LITERALLY!

  11. Dub

    August 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Really, it’s a shame that people are this ignorant. Only in this country can you disrespect your leader. But what’s really bad is that he is leading the country probably the best it has ever been ran. Because he is for everybody, not just one sided. I wish the idiots would go to Cuba or Russia and try to put up some signs like this! Instead of trying to make the President look like a fool, and like he’s incompetent. Why not just be real and reveal what it is all about, the color of his skin. I mean everybody who has an ounce of intelligence knows that’s what it’s all about!

  12. Sue

    August 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I agree with Andrew – Romney should be embarassed to have his name associated with these signs. Regardless of how people feel, he is our President and the office alone demands respect. Very sad day when our President is disrespected.

  13. TiredoftheBS

    August 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    To those who find it amusing to disrespect the President of the United States, shame on you. You can hate him all you want but he is the President. The same ones that are disrespecting him are taking advantage of all of the programs that are available to help those in need. To the parents of child on the billboard, they should be reported to OCS for child abuse. Be men and women to say what you want to say and not use a child.

  14. Elizabeth

    August 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This is a tactic to get African-Americas to believe we are so defeated until there is no need to get out and vote for President Obama. Do not fall for the OKIE DOKE.

    We need every African-American of voting age to go to the polls and vote Obama-Biden if he is your choice. Also, don’t just vote for the Presidential race and leave the voting booth, we need you to vote in your Congressional and Senate races and vote Democratic if that is your choice.

    Remember, very important, don’t press or pull the lever voting a straight Democratic ticket because the machine will give the vote to te (1st) FIRST name on the Presidential ballot which might be Romney, so you need to take your time and vote in each race.

    Unsure who is running on the Democratic ticket in your area for Congress or the Senate, please google the names or call your local Democratic headquarters and ask and they will assist you. We need to do research and GET IT RIGHT!

  15. 1stAmendment

    August 31, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Look.. It’s on private property and the 1st amendment not only protects them to place these signs, but it also gives you the right to go their and voice your displeasure.

    As for me? I think they’re funny.. I take no stock in them any other way.

  16. Derrick

    September 1, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Now, do you caucasoid lovin’ negroids see why I’m so hard on these racist crackers?




    • balampop1

      September 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      amen OBAMA 2012

  17. Rosa

    September 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Regardless of what President Obama is called at the end of the day he is still the President of the United States.

  18. Rosa

    September 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Reminder: Please go out to vote in November. It is idiot like the person who put those signs up that wants to take this country back to slavery. “THE DEVIL IS A LIE!”

    • dorothy

      September 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm


  19. Erica

    September 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I’m sure the Romney camp has heard of this blatant racist ad, what are they doing about it, chuckling in private? It is despicable that “the greatest country on earth” is so small minded and racist and petty. That type of rhetoric has no place in politics, imagine little black kids passing by that ad , how are they to feel? Shameful.


    September 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

    When Romney said he was born here and you need not question his origin of birth, two weeks ago, that was a “red meat moment”…Since this short period in time there appears to be birther crap popping up everywhere. Its sickening that The President Of The United States has to be subjected to this crap as well as Americans that support him. I attempt to embrace each POTUS, but this race baiting will bring this country to its knees. And all the money you have will not save your sorry asses.

  21. deloris

    September 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

    You did say Massachusette and not Mississippi? When did we began to realize that this type of thing is all over the US. Most of the time we are always talking about what happens down South.

  22. Deborah

    September 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Nothing less than I would expect from Americans. Thank God I am Nigerian.


      September 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      @Deborah, You see our madness and it is painful and pervasive. America’ Colonialistic mentality will be Our unfortunate destruction. I say this with not hoping that it will be, for I really really Love this Country. Some of my Ancestors where here before the European arrived at it’s shores. But being an observer, I see madness, race baiting, rabid dog behavior, and at times, it just down right hurts my spirit. I really wish my people would rise up one day and say, “I am as Mad as Hell, and I am not going to take This Anymore”…..

      • Derrick

        September 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

        @AMAZINGGRACE: “I am as Mad as Hell, and I am not going to take This Anymore”…..

        I’M ALREADY THERE, Grace! Been there for some time, but I’m just waiting for these negroids to WAKE UP and stop being SCARED!!!

  23. freeze

    September 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    You couldn’t do this to the Qween of England or any other country with a dictator. A person of color has always been the subject of redicudle when he makes it big in the USA. This the reason why other countries hates the USA. Those to be speak with falk tongue.
    This is the reason that we need to get out and vote for those that have the best interested of people of color.
    If Obama don’t win it will be because the millionare have bought your vote. They are trying every trick in the book to get mitt/tyan elected. They haven’t been able to find any dirt on Our President so they are trying to delute those that support him.

  24. Edward

    September 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Sorry people none of these things surprised me. I am a black conchious man. I know the difference between propoganda and reality. Maybe Mr. Obama, believed the propoganda that America puts out but I never forget. A lot of black people buy ito it as well asuch as Colin Powell, and Candy Rice and so many others, but I never forget.America and it democracy rhetric, get everybody cought up in the nonsence. All you have to do be aware of history read it understand it, and you will never forget.When we forget we begin to call ourselves Nigga, Nicca, and all the different frases we call ourselves. I feel pity for Obama, to believe he can change these racist minds. America have been a racist nation, and will always be a racist nation, it cannot change because all the INSTITUTIONS, are racist, and until the system changes and the institutions begin to indcudes blacks in the organization it will remain racist. Stop believing the PROPOGANDA. START THINKING BLACK, and you will be ok. Stop bleaching yourself and start loving your blackness, and you will be ok.

  25. James M Deshotels

    September 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    funny, I don’t remember seeing stuff like this when we HAD an idiotic president

    • balampop1

      September 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      I second that. OBAMA 2012

  26. Punnie

    September 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    The best reply to the ignorance and disrespect shown is to vote Obama 2012. They are trying everything and doing the unthinkable to stop what we did last election. Get out and vote! Remember to vote out the democrats that are conservatives at heart who did not support him. Don’t waste your time on these distractions. Make sure your family, co-workers and neighbors are registered. OBAMA 2012!!!!!

  27. Mary Goode

    September 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Obama 2012

  28. Rose

    September 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    These ignorant, hate filled, BIAS people keep showing their true colors. If Obama was white he would not be getting all of these attacks, regardless to what his policies were. Racism is in their blood, passed on from generation to generation. WELCOME TO AMERICA!

  29. dorothy

    September 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Educate yourselves on the repubs politics. If the get in not only will black people be hurt so will whte people and everyone else. Turn to each other and not on each other. Obsama 2012

  30. nativesooner

    September 2, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Looks like the village idiot is the one who put the signs up.

  31. Suebee

    September 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Get out and vote like you did In 2008 !!!!!

  32. valerie

    September 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

    @ Deborah. Do you really believe that racial prejudice is only here in America? Do you believe that if you come to America you will not experience prejudice? So do understand although you may not be American you are still a black person. America is made up of many different nationalities, it is the black man and other people of color that are experiencing the prejudice that exists here in America. THIS INCLUDES THE NIGERIANS THAT LIVE HERE IN AMERICA. So keep on thanking God that you are Nigerian, instead of praying to God that equality will exists for all people regardless of race, creed, color or location.

  33. FBO

    September 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Obama and his democrat CLOWN CAR are a miserable failure of epic proportions.

  34. Jan

    September 22, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Its funny how the liberals hang a Sarah Palin doll with a noose around HER neck and they make movies about killing President Bush, but nobody cares. But if they do the same re Obama, suddenly its a crime.

    The Libyans are out there fighting in the streets to defend the honor of our murdered ambassador while our President is hanging out with a rapper who murdered his brother. What a creep.

  35. harley

    October 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    People, read what you are saying in your comments, I agree these signs are in poor taste and show a lack of respect to the land’s highest office but did you defend the honor of the office when disrespect was aimed at W? if you didnt your principles are weak too. The many cries that Obama is only disliked or citicized because of his skin color tells me that is the only reason you voted for him and his qualifications are a mute point. Look at Obama’s voting record while in the senate both on the state and federal level, You will discover he seldom was present or voted because he is constantly campaigning for higher office and doesnt have enough respect for his constituents to do the job he took a oath to do. As a attorney he never accomplished anything but raking money in from poor and misfortunate people, he preaches about his community organizing in Chicago which boils down to influencing votes for a small reward. He represented a wealthy landlord against the poor simply wanting a safe warm place to live. Communities that are integrated enjoy higher levels of employment,school success and lower crime levels, areas that segregate into primarily one race or another suffer. Its not the “crackers” running around in the projects selling and pushing the poison onto the youth and stealing their hope and future. I cant see where the pride in the hip hop industry comes from, No other segment of the music industry sees so much murder and overdoses from within as hip hop. The US will live or die based on our ability to Unite and Stand or Divide and Fall. One fact that I will point out that is indisputable id Obama is a divider not a Uniter, the many comments on this blog make this point

  36. Jennifer

    October 21, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Deborah from Nigeria, You know very well you likely came here to escape the difficult conditions that exist in your country. There is rampid CORRUPTION in the political system in Nigeria. Basic things we take for granted here like adequate healthcare, clean water and electricty are not reliable.I have friends I talk to almost daily and they frequently (sometimes daily) must contend with power outages largely due to politicians who steal money that is supposed to go toward the infastructure when they are in office. In america we still contend with racism, in Nigeria you have terrible problems with tribal VIOLENCE that frequently lead to mass KILLINGS. Nigeria has tensions between the north versus south, the religions…Christians versus muslims. So what Deborah are you taking about? America isn’t perfect. The sign is appalling. As are the conditions that exist in Nigeria which are so serious that travel advisories and embargos have been placed on some Nigerian states such as Kano due to the activities of Boko Haram, religious and tribal tensions etc. Please don’t disparage America. You seem to have your own problems so I would expect for you of all people to have some level of understanding. If you find it so bad here, I’m sure Nigeria will welcome you back. Maybe you could offer some solutions and relief to your people in Nigeria, especially in the villages where poverty is staggering. It wasnt too long that Nigeria overcame a military coup. Politics there is dangerous and corrupt and makes a sign like the one here look quite benign! Good luck to Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan. And goodluck to you Deborah. This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. One more thing. I don’t know what you think you are, but I can I assure you that here in America you are seen as the same color as Obama, Michelle and any other person of African Ancestry. You are only Baturia in your mind. I know you know what this means!

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